As an American company with strong roots in the West, Pendleton Woolen Mills weaves blankets with meaning and beauty. Every blanket tells a story, and we have woven many blankets that celebrate American patriotism over the years, from the Grateful Nation blanket that celebrates the contributions of our veterans, to retired blankets like Code Talker, Chief Eagle and Home of the Brave. Here are some beautiful blankets to help us remember our patriotic spirit this Independence Day. To see more information on the blankets below, click the blanket name, which will take you right to the website.
In 1825, the Bighorn River called famed mountain man Jim Bridger to build a raft of driftwood and ride it through the foaming rapids. Part of the river was dammed to create Bighorn Lake, but the spectacular canyon it carved remains, named for the Bighorn sheep that travel its rocky, treacherous paths. Located in Montana and Wyoming, about one third of the park unit is located on the Crow Indian Reservation. One quarter of the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range lies within the Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area.
Inspired by Navajo hand weaving created in the Southwest in the early 20th century, this pattern incorporates symbols of hope, abundance and successful journeys. Muted colors and mountain-like steps evoke sunset over a western landscape.
The Brave Star blanket celebrates the patriotism of Native Americans who have defended our country in battles since the 19th century. The design, based on the American flag, marries modern asymmetry and vintage Americana. The unique striations reflect a time when dyes were made from plants.
To read more about Native American service members click here: Code Talkers
The Grateful Nation blanket honors the sacrifice of brave men and women who have defended freedom throughout the history of the United States of America. Each authentically colored stripe represents a service ribbon awarded to veterans of historical conflicts in which our country has engaged:
- World War II Asiatic Pacific Campaign
- World War II Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
- Korean Service
- US Vietnam Service
- Southwest Asia Service (Gulf War)
- War on Terrorism
For more on this blanket and veterans, click here: Grateful Nation
Read about the Fisher House Program: Fisher House and Pendleton
Photo by Travis Hallmark
So spread out your blanket and get ready for the fireworks!
What’s just right for throwing over your shoulders while watching the fireworks? Our Ashton Plaid Lambswool Throw in the Americana Plaid. Maybe you can sip a hot beverage out of the Grateful Nation Coffee Mug while you’re at it.
Happy Fourth of July!
Please note that everything pictured on this list is made in the USA.